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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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21 Dec 2017

White, mouldy and French: Russia's response to sanctions goes gourmet

VERKHNAYA PYSHMA/YEKATERINBURG, Russia One thousand French goats have found a new home in Russia's Ural mountains as a local company bets on producing European-style cheeses no longer available for import.

30 Oct 2017

TMK's U.S. arm sees 2018 pipe shipments back to pre-oil slump levels

The U.S. subsidiary of TMK, Russia's largest maker of steel pipes for the oil and gas industry, sees shipments next year returning to the levels of before the recent slump in oil prices, its chief executive told Reuters.

30 Oct 2017

INTERVIEW-TMK's U.S. arm sees 2018 pipe shipments back to pre-oil slump levels

Oct 30 The U.S. subsidiary of TMK, Russia's largest maker of steel pipes for the oil and gas industry, sees shipments next year returning to the levels of before the recent slump in oil prices, its chief executive told Reuters.

11 May 2017

Russian who played Pokemon Go in church avoids jail term

YEKATERINBURG, Russia A Russian court on Thursday gave a suspended three and a half year jail sentence to a blogger who was detained after he played the Pokemon Go video game inside a Russian Orthodox church last year.

27 Mar 2017

Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG, Russia Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. | Video

12 Apr 2016

People's resilience helps Russia dodge deeper crisis

MIASS, Russia In Russia's industrial heartland, people are finding ways to cope with an economic crisis that has stretched household budgets to breaking point.

30 Sep 2015

Russia's Soyuzneftegaz drops plans for offshore oil and gas exploration in Syria

MOSCOW Russian energy firm Soyuzneftegaz has decided against plans to explore for oil and gas off Syria's coast because of the conflict there, the company's chairman said on Tuesday.

20 Nov 2014

Russia's VSMPO sees output unaffected by supplier's mine accident

YEKATERINBURG/MOSCOW, Russia, Nov 20 Russia's VSMPO-Avisma, the world's largest titanium producer, dismissed concerns on Thursday that its output could be affected by a mine accident suffered by its main raw material supplier, Uralkali.

12 Oct 2014

What crisis? Russians keep calm for now as rouble slide gathers pace

MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG Russia (This Oct. 10 story is corrected to show record low ruble rate 40.46 against the dollar, not 44.46)

10 Oct 2014

What crisis? Russians keep calm for now as rouble slide gathers pace

MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG Russia With the rouble <RUB=> down 18 percent against the dollar this year and sanctions chipping away at economic ties with the West, ordinary Russians might be forgiven for rushing to put their money in a nice, "safe" foreign currency.

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